This weekend, March 18th-20th, is the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and it is the second year of this awesome event. Last year, GMan, Babs, Tom Pinchuk, and I had a great time. We got some great interviews and video footage, and this year we hope to do the same.
Right now, Chicago has two major comic book conventions: Wizard World Chicago and C2E2. One is a giant swap meet with ex-reality television stars charging for photographs, and the other is an actual comic book convention that cares about the industry and its fans. Obviously, C2E2 is the one that cares. GMan, Tom Pinchuk, and I will be wandering around getting you all the info we can, so what can you expect?
I'm hoping for an event that rattle the cages of awesomeness. There's a lot of great creators coming to the show: Bendis, Cornell, Fraction, and Gail Simone to name a few of the MANY creators in the industry attending this show. There's also some costume contests, tons of panels, and tattooing. (No, I'm not getting a tattoo this year. It seemed a bit shady last year)
Having been to both C2E2 and San Diego Comic Con last year, I can tell you that while C2E2 isn't as big as San Diego Comic Con, they feel very similar. C2E2 doesn't offer the same "walk around the city after the show ends" fare that SDCC does because C2E2 is a couple miles south of downtown, but the convention itself is really geared towards comics and other things comic book fans want to see.
I'm sure we'll be getting some great interviews, cosplay pictures, and maybe into a little trouble, so we'll be out and about, all over the con. So if by chance you're coming out to Chicago on Friday and Saturday and happen to see us, please do your best to distract us and try to make us laugh. There is no real plan for a ComicVine meet-up, but we'll be running around challenging people to duels and whatnot.
What do you guys want to see from C2E2? Cosplay? Toys? Interviews? Pure wackiness?